Habitat restoration and water quality protection are essential parts of the overall restoration program. The habitat restoration component of the program strategically identifies and addresses critical habitat areas within each of the target streams, specifically any major limiting factors affecting Atlantic Salmon.
The program also works with existing conservation groups and authorities to connect and multiply the resources available for habitat restoration. For example, the OFAH has several community-based member clubs in the Greater Toronto Area; Trout Unlimited Canada has existing chapters focusing on coldwater restoration in some of the target streams; and Ontario Streams assists with stream habitat restoration. Volunteers, conservation clubs, school groups and community groups can all deliver the on-the-ground projects.
For more information, or to volunteer on habitat restoration projects, please contact Kathryn Peiman.